King Center on Global Development
Augustin Bergeron is a postdoctoral fellow at the King Center. In Fall 2022, he will join the University of Southern California (USC) as an assistant professor in the department of economics. He works on topics spanning development economics, public economics, and political economy. His primary research agenda explores the determinants of state capacity and tax capacity in particular. His second agenda focuses on the origins of social ties (especially kinship) and their effects on development. His field work is based in the D.R. Congo, where he helps manage a non-profit survey organization called ODEKA. He received a PhD in Political Economy and Government at Harvard in 2021.